It Happened This Week: Loving Our Bodies, Halloween Candy, and First Lady PLAYouts

A new study, published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Health Psychology, shows that workout frequency can help improve body image.  The study claimed that the act of exercise – not necessarily to get in shape – boosts the exerciser’s body image.  The study also claimed that the more people exercised per week, […]

It Happened this Week: Bikini Season, Healthy Geezers and Ann Taylor

Back in Skinny Jeans reminds us that there are more important things in life than being “bikini ready” for summer. Fred Cicetti, aka “The Healthy Geezer” wonders: Is it Safe to Exercise in Your 70s? The short answer is yes! Alternative Health Journal offers five great reasons not to fall for the latest fad diet. […]

It Happened This Week: Vitamins, Chicken and Fat-Friendly Docs

Green Mountain director Marsha Hudnall dishes her secrets for healthy living to USA Today: “The key is to understand what we really want. Sometimes it’s the doughnut, and sometimes it’s not.” While the notion of taking small steps may seem to conflict with the research Marsha discussed in Wednesday’s post, it really doesn’t because she’s […]

It Happened This Week: Cycling, Superfoods and Mother’s Day

A new study finds that women exercised more when they had support in the form of individual consultations with a physician who provided them with a prescription for physical activity. It also suggests that exercising while you commute to work (walking or cycling) is a very effective way to fit your activity into your day. […]

It Happened This Week: Models without Makeup

French Elle puts models on its cover that are — gasp — not wearing makeup or airbrushed! Bitch magazine has a review. We are flattered to have made the list of food- and nutrition-oriented blogs that dieticians recommended to the Chicago Tribune. Diet-blog serves up tips on how to feel good in your bathing suit, […]

It Happened This Week: French Women, ‘Curing’ Diabetes and Gluten-Free Labels

Green Mountain made the news this week on Msnbc.com: “Have a Blast and Get in Shape with a Fit Trip.” For all the talk about French women not getting fat, it turns out that being thin has it’s downsides. The Guardian reports that “while a new study has confirmed that French women are indeed the […]

It Happened This Week: A Documentary, Egg Salad and Susan Boyle

Our very own Marsha Hudnall tells all in her Q&A with Cranky Fitness, “Dark, Dirty Secrets of a Dietitian.” Everybody is talking about Susan Boyle’s inspiring performance on Britains’s Got Talent (pictured) and how it’s a comment on how obsessed our culture is with appearance. We’re you inspired by her story or saddened that her […]

It Happened This Week: Fear, Water and Soda

An interesting study in Pediatrics finds that schools with ample water fountains and refillable water bottles had a 30 percent lower obesity rate. Now do you believe that drinking enough water can make a world of difference? The Boston Globe reports on a controversial new measure for Massachusetts public schools to send reports home to […]